Trump says he will bring up issue of religious persecution to Kim Jong-un
Updated: 2019-07-19 07:15:32 KST
U.S. President Donald Trump has vowed to bring up the issue of religious persecution in North Korea to the regime's leader Kim Jong-un.
Meeting with victims of religious persecution at the White House on Wednesday local time, Trump told North Korean defector Ju Il-yong that he understood what Ju was saying about religious persecution in the North.
Speaking at a State Department conference on religious freedom on Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence said as Trump pursues denuclearization and peace, the U.S. will stand for the freedom of religion of all people of all faiths on the Korean Peninsula.